One step that is crucial to get a comic going - well, if you have the ambition of making it readable - is to take some time thinking on the layouts. I started by going through the script, like four times, thinking “how the hell am I going to be able to fit all that into a page?”. But it mostly works, and even if a comic page is kind of small in print, it still is quite readable even if a lot of things is going on.
I am taking the secure route though and planning it kind of clear, with - in this, the first layout stage - pretty big characters.
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I see now that i don’t need to angle some of the panels that i have done here, and I tend to angle them in the same direction for some reason…
I hope to do the layouts for the whole first issue in the near future so I can concentrate on the bigger issues: How the heck an I going to draw it? Pencil/Ink on paper or fully digital? Or digital sketches with pencils and ink, or pen sketches with digital fine sketching and THEN inks, or… etc.
Big questions indeed.
Okey, here’s the last drawing I did, but this time with colours by the great Simon Gough. And seeing my work coloured by another bloke is AWESOME! I’m so happy now.